August 3, 2018

2018 Memory Makers will be held on Saturday, August 18th

For Immediate Release

Middle Smithfield Township 14th Annual Memory Makers Luncheon

Middle Smithfield Township, PA, August 2th, 2018; Middle Smithfield Township together with their Historical Commission presents the 14th annual Memory Makers Luncheon, this year at the Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort. The event will take place on August 18, from 12:00noon to 4:00pm.

Long time Middle Smithfield residents are invited to a FREE luncheon, where they can bring their old photos, documents, school yearbooks, or maps to reminisce about their history in Middle Smithfield. Staff will be on hand to scan any documents to preserve as part of the Township’s history. Residents, who have lived in the township for thirty years or more, or who are at least sixty years old and have lived in Middle Smithfield Township for twenty years or more, are invited; any residents who are eligible should RSVP to Dana at the Township at 570-223-8920, x121.

This year’s Memory Makers, we are pleased to have genealogy expert Karyn Greenstreet, an internationally-known speaker and author on the subject, speak at Memory Makers to help guests discover their own history.  Karyn also runs the Family Tree Genealogy Club that meets monthly at the Eastern Monroe Public Library, aka the Hughes Library.

This year’s Memory Makers theme is Women the Historical Commission Remembers Fondly: Edith Cortwright, Marjorie Hamblin, Barbara Kulick, Odetta Murray, Charlotte Werry and Margaret Werry Place. We are pleased to have family members of these Middle Smithfield women present their stories.

Last year’s Memory Makers presentation saw over 180 attendees and we hope to see you there this year!

ON DISPLAY AT THE EVENT:  The Middle Smithfield Township Historical Commission was lucky enough to receive a donation of boxes and boxes of slides from Middle Smithfield School (now called Middle Smithfield Elementary) circa 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s. The slides were obtained and donated by Velma Knight and Wesley Rusk after beloved teacher Mr. Glenn Wallingford, who many of you may remember, passed away. Prints of these slides will be at the event and WE NEED YOUR HELP in identifying the people, places, events, in these photos!


About the Middle Smithfield Township Historical Commission

The Historical Commission is comprised of historical educators, local residents and committed volunteers that aim to foster and promote public knowledge and interest in Township history. The purpose of this commission is not simply to provide fun and informative events, and not only to preserve the history of our township, but to locate, name, and preserve significant historic sites within Middle Smithfield. Those interested in joining should call 570-223-8920 x121 or email



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